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School of Humanities and Creative Arts
+64 3 3694361
Karl Popper 508A
My primary area of research involves the study of continental film theory and postwar French cinema. My recent book, Jacques Rivette (Illinois UP, 2012), is an auteur study that focuses on theatricality in the films of this important French New Wave filmmaker. I have also published articles on avant-garde theatricality and adaptation in contemporary French and New German cinemas. I have recently developed an interest in New Zealand film, with particular focus on the representation of women. In 2011, I curated a retrospective of Gaylene Preston's work at Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, and edited a collection of essays devoted to her films. My current research focuses on the manner in which the coming-of-age narrative of girlhood overlaps with themes of race and nationalism in films from around the world.